Opuntia grown outside - progress.

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Re: Opuntia grown outside - progress.

Post by juster » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:29 pm

I think that method can work Mike, and I've had quite a bit of success in reducing Oxalis in the greenhouse in that way. Yes, great care is needed and I was anxious about trying it, but I didn't lose any plants and for a while I didn't see any Oxalis. Naturally it started to sneak back, it's a most persistent weed, :mad: but I now try to keep it in check.
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Re: Opuntia grown outside - progress.

Post by Mark07 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:18 pm

No flowers agin this year but plenty of new pads and growing fast!

From this:
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To this in just 3 years!
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Re: Opuntia grown outside - progress.

Post by edds » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:24 pm

Looking very healthy. Is there not a chance they'll flower later in the year?
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Re: Opuntia grown outside - progress.

Post by Mark07 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:33 pm

Thanks edds, I doubt it but there is always a chance! In my experience with most opuntia though is flowers before new pads or at least at the same time.
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Re: Opuntia grown outside - progress.

Post by edds » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:41 pm

That's good that know, thank you. I won't spend the summer in a vain hope that my larger fragilis will flower then!
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Re: Opuntia grown outside - progress.

Post by Mark07 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:45 pm

edds wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:41 pm
That's good that know, thank you. I won't spend the summer in a vain hope that my larger fragilis will flower then!
:grin: I know the feeling! I have a bunch of small fragilis types that I was hoping would flower this year but it seems they prefer to put out pads and grow a little first.
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